MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) -- A former Cobb County sheriff's sergeant who was indicted on charges of rape, sexual assault and violation of oath by a public office has been given a 40-year sentence.<br />
Authorities say 52-year-old Alvin Blake Sutherland must serve 20 years of the sentence in prison.<br />
Sutherland was accused of having sexual encounters with female inmates at the Cobb County Jail and elsewhere between June 2009 and January 2013. He was arrested Jan. 18.<br />
District Attorney Vic Reynolds tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/1dEG6mX ) that Sutherland on Monday pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting female inmates.<br />
As part of his sentence, he will have to register as a sex offender.
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One of the South’s largest conflict resolution competitions returns to the area this week as Brenau University hosts its 13th annual Invitational Mock Mediation Tournament Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10.